Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Cabo San Lucas

If you have extra time, Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) is worthwhile.
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    Land's End (El Arco)
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    #1 in Cabo San Lucas
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    Located at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas and sandwiched between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio, these rock formations were created from the rough winds and seas of the southern Baja Peninsula. Sea lions frequent the area (especially along the Los Frailes rock formation), and Land's End remains excellent for couples looking for a romantic spot to see the sunset.

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    San José del Cabo
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    #2 in Cabo San Lucas
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Many say San José del Cabo is Cabo San Lucas' more elegant twin sister. Separated by the Corridor and situated just south of the airport, the city is commonly known as the "Old Town," exuding traditional Mexican charm while also impressing with its luxurious new resorts. If you're seeking respite from the party-laden streets of Cabo, take a ride out to San José where you can stroll around a lovely plaza, tour a beautiful church, feast on the sea's bounty, or shop till you drop.

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    Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach)
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    #3 in Cabo San Lucas
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    Located right near the famous Land's End rock formations, Playa del Amor, or Lover's Beach, is one of Cabo's most famous stretches of shoreline. It sits south of Cabo's downtown area, but remains easily accessible by water taxi from the marina. Beachgoers say this stretch of sand is relaxing, providing a nice view of the blue water and a great spot for sunbathing.

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    Chileno Beach
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    #4 in Cabo San Lucas
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Chileno Beach's calm, shallow waters make it the go-to spot for snorkelers. But the real reason travelers love Chileno's cream-colored shore is the lack of noisy bars and restaurants that plague other Los Cabos beaches. However, this does mean that you'll have to come prepared with your own snacks and drinks and rely on public facilities. Most travelers don't seem to mind these small inconveniences and say the impressive snorkeling conditions (and variety of colorful fish) make a trip here well worth it.

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    Iglesia de San Lucas and Town Square
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    #7 in Cabo San Lucas
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    1 to 2 hours
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    If you're tired of the beach or if you've had your fill of margaritas, head to the Iglesia de San Lucas (Church of Saint Luke), located a short jaunt from the marina. The landmark is the main church in Cabo San Lucas and an excellent place to view local architecture as well as observe local traditions.

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    Playa Médano (Medano Beach)
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    #8 in Cabo San Lucas
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Beaches, Recreation, Sports, Swimming/Pools, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Playa Médano is Cabo's most crowded beach, with crystal blue waters and plenty of beachside watering holes attracting hordes of sunbathers. In addition to taking it easy with a drink, Playa Médano also offers some active attractions, including beach volleyball, jet skiing, kayaking, boogie boarding and parasailing. From the nearby boat port you can also take snorkeling tour or a panga (boat) out to the iconic El Arco.

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  • Santa Maria Beach
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    1 to 2 hours
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    1 to 2 hours
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